Free VIP Riverside Culinary Adventures Tour During Eats & Beats Street Fest… Read on to get your exclusive spot

culinary adventuresAre you a diehard foodie and adrenaline junkie? Do you thrive on thrills? Are you someone who pushes your culinary boundaries and elevates your epicurean experiences to new heights? Or do the thoughts of new and unique gourmet exploits awaken your senses and tempt your taste buds? Then get ready for a total food rush!!!

 On June 1st at 12:00 and 3:00pm Get a taste of the Culinary Adventure Company’s most popular Riverside Tour for free! There are only 20 spots, and you can get yours by being one of the first to tweet out the hashtags: #EatsNBeats, #EatsAndBeats, #RiversideTO

If you’re one of the first 20 to tweet this out you could get a free spot on Chef Scott’s special Eats & Beats version of the

onion_smRiverside/Leslieville Culinary Adventure Tour!    

Culinary Adventure Tours pride themselves on providing the best & most unique foodie experiences. In fact, they won the 2012 Ontario Tourism Award for Best Culinary Tourism Experience! Be the first to tweet out #EatsNBeats, #EatsAndBeats, #RiversideTO and join Chef Scott on a food crawl, and get a “Behind the Scenes” peak into the city’s culinary underbelly!

On Culinary Adventure Tours, you’ll:

Get the skinny on the city…..take a food crawl through the culinary underbelly of Toronto with an international private Chef/culinary instructor and a certified downtown big city foodie.

Discover where the locals chill, chow down and live it up…maybe meet some local Chefs and food lovers…and if you’re lucky, get invited to an underground dining experience.

carrotDiscover some eclectic food shops and nifty neighborhoods – and get a feel for the real, and have a taste of the town.  Our promise to you…no tourist traps, no chains and no bull (unless we’re eating it). Just a whole lotta fun and a whole lotta food.

Whether we hop a streetcar or walk the beat, our tongue ‘n cheek tour guides will treat you to a mega mix of yummy treats, entertaining architectural and historical tidbits, funny stories and quirks about Toronto and its occasionally ‘unusual’ inhabitants.

Check out Culinary Adventure Company’s Website to find out more about their tours and adventures.


Fresh, Healthy and Affordable food is coming to Riverside – Launching at Eats & Beat Street Fest!!


Come and join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the Riverside Good Food Market at the corner of Queen St E & Saulter on Saturday, June 1st, at 2:45pm. As part of the Eats & Beats in Riverside Street Fest, local eateries will be opening their doors for mouthwatering tasting plates and live music entertainment along with the 15th annual Riverdale Art Walk.


Volunteer based, the Good Food Market is a great example of a successful community initiative in which people work together for the common goal of providing high quality, fresh, and affordable food to our neighborhood.  Fresh Produce is delivered on market day, and is available essentially at cost for community members.


The Riverside Good Food Market is part of the Riverdale Food Working Group’s Good Food Market Hub project, and is led by community members such as:

  • Ralph Thornton Centre (RTC)
  • Toronto Community Housing Corp (TCHC)- Rivertowne
  • FoodShare Toronto
  • South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC)
  • The Mustard Seed
  • Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA)


FoodShare Toronto is the supplier for the Riverside Good Food Market.  They deliver fresh,  affordable,  local,  and healthy fruits and vegetables on  market day.


For all of those interested in affordable healthy eating, the Riverside Good Food Market will be an amazing opportunity for you to eat healthy at affordable prices, as you help your community at the same time.


Starting on June 6th, the Riverside Good Food Market will be a weekly event- taking place  every Thursday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at the corner of Queen St E & Saulter –  providing the Riverside Community with fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the summer months.


Contact Coreen Jones at or 416-461-7925, ext.344

South Riverdale Good Food Market

AUTORICKSHAW to perform at Eats & Beats in Riverside Street Fest!


As part of Riverside’s Eats & Beats Street Fest, AUTORICKSHAW will be performing at the 6th annual Munro St. Party and they will take you on a magical music carpet ride.

Eats & Beats’ Munro street party will be an eclectic mix of world music, instrument making, and an overall fun time in a Bedouin tent-like setting.

Autorickshaw’s music with sitarist Chris Hale, lies on the cultural cutting edge, as contemporary jazz, funk and folk easily rub shoulders with the classical and popular music of India.

Formed in 2003, Autorickshaw is one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes, garnering 2004 and 2007 JUNO nominations for World

Music Album of the Year, winning a Canadian Independent Music Award in 2005,  and a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music and the  CAPACOA Touring Artist of the Year award, both in 2008.

Autorickshaw is committed to their role as music educators through school performances, lecture demonstrations, workshops and master classes on topics as diverse as jazz improvisation, South Indian and western vocal/choral technique as well as percussion from around the world.

Autorickshaw will be performing at 4:30pm, but check out our eventbrite for the complete Eats & Beats in Riverside Street Fest programming (tickets aren’t mandatory, they just help us know how many people to expect).

Learn to cook (and eat) better!

part of Riverside’s Eats & Beats Street Fest, Trish Krause from Bite Out of Life,  will be presenting a mini culinary workshop at Olive & Olives.


So who is Trish Krause what exactly is Bite Out of Life you ask?

Trish Krause is a holistic nutritionist and culinary guide, passionate about tasty and healthy food.  She understands the positive impact that a diet of whole foods and authentic ingredients can do to balance the body and feed the soul and is determined to share what she knows with others.  It’s one of the reasons she loves teaching in the Olive & Olives kitchen – all Mia Sturup’s oils, olives, spices and vinegars are carefully sourced from artisan producers and of the highest quality.

Although schooled early on in healthful cooking by her grandmothers, as her professional communications career advanced, Trish stepped away from this wholesome concept into a life of eating on-the-run, client lunches, and frazzled living. “I convinced myself that my life as a harried executive was the picture of success. It wasn’t.”


Out of this realization and wanting to make a positive change for her family and for others, Trish went back to school to become a registered holistic nutritionist. And this is where her company, Bite Out Of Life (BOOL) was conceived. Bite Out of Life provides relatable, comprehensive coaching and “whole food” services with the belief that every body is innately capable of healing itself when provided with the right raw ingredients, lifestyle changes, and support. Trish has done everything from personalized nutrition counseling, grocery store tours, and pantry makeovers to corporate team building, culinary and health workshops.  “If it’s about helping people fall back in love with real food and nourishing themselves and their families, then I’m here to help them figure out how they can make it work.”

In additional to Trish’s warm and bubbly personality, deep commitment to helping people lead overall healthier, less stressful lives, she is also aware and realistic about the challenges that face the everyday person. “ Bite Out Of Life, it’s not about perfection. It’s about the persistence to make practical, meaningful changes in your life.”

Where is this free-mini workshop, again?

Come by Olive & Olives -779 Queen St. East to taste and learn how to incorporate their exquisite and luscious ingredient into easy everyday meals and treats that will benefit your health and make you look like a kitchen rock star!

Tasty food, relevant info and some fun giveaways will be offered at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

olive & oilves

To find out more about Bite Out of Life, check out:

To find out more about the Eats & Beats festival check out our Eventbrite:

#RiversideT0 – Beer & Bacon night…..Like a Wine & Cheese Party….with 2 Big Improvements

On May 14th, Riverside Public House (Queen & Broadview), along with  East End Eatery, “Rashers” and Wellington Brewery invite you to experience an East End “Beer and Bacon” – based on the concept of a “Wine and Cheese”,  but with two big improvements: beer and bacon.

Beer and Bacon in Riverside

Beer and Bacon in Riverside


John Clark from Rashers has created 7 distinct bacon dishes:

  • mini hogtown sandwiches
  • candied bacon with blueberry cheese cake
  • philly cheese steak with beef bacon
  • Rasher’s maple apple cider grilled cheese
  • Mushroom stuffed with cheese and bacon;
  • bacon crostini’s
  • and more…


Wellington’s Beer Cicerone (that’s like a Sommelier for Beer) has paired each baconalicious beauty with a specific Wellington craft beer.

The finale is Rashers Bacon Beer, created to  honor this East End Beer & Bacon Extravaganza

There is more….

  • Celebrating the setting along Historic Queen St East, in the 150+ year old building that Riverside Public House calls’ home, the team has invited a Toronto historian to give a small talk on Toronto and the name Hogtown.
  • Any event at Riverside Public House wouldn’t be complete without entertainment – enjoy:
    • live music  by the Danger Beers
    • Stand-up comedy from Barry Taylor.

If you love the East End, beer and bacon…. this is an event you cannot miss. 


Beer & Bacon in Riverside

Beer & Bacon in Riverside

About Riverside Public House


-About one year ago, co-owners Mike Homewood (Baby HueyThe Curzon) and Nav Sangha (of Wrongbar and The Great Hall) opened a gastropub at the corner of Queen & Broadview.  In addition to great food, a welcoming atmosphere,  the space  doubles as a music venue, with an ample area at the back reserved for live acts and/or al DJ. This sizeable venue, and it’s vibe and fantastic kitchen is the perfect place for the first ever “East End Beer and Bacon Extravaganza”

About Rashers

–          Six months ago, John Clark, one of the owners, and East End Resident wanted to open up a sandwich shop specializing in bacon sandwiches. (In fact, Rasher’s is North America’s only sandwich shop dedicated to bacon sandwiches).    When evaluating locations John was initially drawn to the King West neighbourhood – wanting to compete against the craft burger and poutine shops, targeting the after-bar crowd.  However, looking at the area, and knowing that both owners are from the East End, they chose to keep things local.  Rasher’s is John and his partner’s first food service business and it has proven to be the right choice.


Rasher’s use beer in a number of our homemade sauces and braise some of our bacon in beer.  They focus on farm to table initiatives and supporting smaller business Rasher’s made their first relationship with  Wellington Brewery and it has been a great success


Rashers is focused on promoting both the East End – both Riverside and Lesliville and collaborates with  local businesses to help promote the East End


The Beer and Bacon night is an example of  striving to promote local business.   By creating an event focused on two phonemenal things: beer and bacon, we can promote our sandwiches while bringing new customers to the Riverside.  It’s a win-win.